Five Militants Killed in Kashmir’s Shopian District Encounter

SRINAGAR — Five militants have been killed in an ongoing encounter between the terrorists and security forces in South Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said on Friday.

The gunfight started on Thursday after a joint team of the police and the Army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of a specific information about the presence of militants.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where the militants were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

Three militants were killed on Thursday evening.

After a lull in the night, the gunfight resumed on Friday morning in which two more militants were gunned

A search operation by the security forces is underway in the area. — IANS

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